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    GRAND  TOURS                                                                                                     Constitution Hill, near Aberystwyth ©  Tony Brindley

      Wales: From North to South

      Thursday 15 September to Tuesday 27 September 2022

      Wales’ Slate Landscape now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

      Travel by road and rail from Caernarfon to Cardiff, through the stunning Snowdonia National Park and down the west coast of Wales. We visit many
      of Wales’ famous heritage railways, castles and museums along the way.

      Day 1 - Welcome to Caernarfon                                             Day 4 - Ffestiniog Railway (FR)
      We meet at the Celtic Royal Hotel for a welcome                           We depart Harbour Station on the FR to Boston
      dinner and a 2-night stay in this historic port town.                     Lodge Halt for a tour of the Engineering Workshops,
      Why not arrive early and independently visit Edward                       the  world’s  oldest  railway  workshop  complex.
      I’s famous castle with its polygonal towers? Ffestiniog                   We continue our journey on the FR to Blaenau
      Travel can arrange rail travel to join this tour, please                  Ffestiniog where we have lunch (included). Return to
      ask for a quotation.                                                      Porthmadog and enjoy some time at leisure.

      Day 2 - Snowdon Mountain Railway                                          Day 5 - Portmeirion and Bala Lake Railway
      By  coach  to  Llanberis  this  morning  to  take  the  Ffestiniog Railway  Morning  transfer  to  the  Italianate  village  of
      diesel service to the summit of Snowdon (weather                          Portmeirion.  Famous  as  the  setting  for  the  1960s
      permitting). After a buffet lunch at the National Slate                   series ‘The Prisoner’, the village was the life-work of
      Museum, we round off the day with a narrow gauge                          architect Clough Williams-Ellis. A packed lunch will be
      steam journey on the Llanberis Lake Railway.                              provided by a local delicatessen. Later we travel by
                                                                                coach  to  Llangollen  for  a  2-night  stay,  stopping  en
      Day 3 - Welsh Highland Railway (WHR)
      Ride the full length of the WHR line from Caernarfon                      route at the Bala Lake Railway. Evening meal at the
      to Porthmadog. On arrival, we take the short walk                         hotel (included).
      down the High Street to visit the Welsh Highland                          Day 6 - Aqueduct Cruise and Llangollen Railway
      Heritage Railway. Here we have lunch, a train ride  Aerial View of the Italianate Village of Portmeirion  Enjoy  a  trip  on  the Thomas Telford  motor  boat
      and shed visit before transferring to our hotel in                        along  a  five  mile  stretch  of  the  Llangollen  Canal
      Porthmadog for a 2-night stay.                                            UNESCO World  Heritage  Site,  which  runs  along
                                                                                the picturesque Dee Valley and crosses the famous
                                                                                Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Lunch will be served onboard.
                                                                                This  afternoon,  we  board  the  Llangollen  Railway
                                                                                for a return trip. Once again, dinner is at the hotel

     Welsh Highland Railway               Bala Lake Railway ©  Roy Broomhill    Aqueduct Cruise - Llangollen

     7      Over 45 Years of Unforgettable Rail Journeys
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